The Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi is the district superintendent for the Baltimore Metropolitan District in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference. In her role as district superintendent she continually challenges churches to reach out and develop relationships with the surrounding community. Rev. Moore-Koikoi knows first hand how the Church can be a source of hope and redemption in communities embroiled in conflict. Most recently, she called upon the Church to step up and be a witness to the love and justice of God amidst protests and civil unrest that erupted in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, an African American man who died in police custody.